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Programming & Events

The Graduate School offers regular and ongoing programs to help our students succeed during and beyond their time at the UW. We also offer student success programming for first-generation and international graduate students.

For additional events information, please refer to the bi-weekly grad student newsletter, the Grad Bulletin, which is sent to all currently enrolled graduate students, or check our Graduate School calendars.


University 501 (U501) is a self-guided, online orientation designed for graduate and professional students at all three UW campuses.

Fall 2023

Community Social for First-Gen Graduate Students
Thursday, October 19, 5 pm – 6 pm
Registration link coming soon
Seattle campus

Fall Welcome for First-Gen Graduate Students
TBA, Seattle campus

Virtual Scholars’ Studio
TBA, Tri-campus

Winter 2024

Exploring Careers In & Beyond Academia: A Symposium for Ph.D. Students Across Disciplines
January 16 & January 23
Seattle campus

Scholars’ Studio

Spring 2024

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

End of Year Celebration for First-Gen Graduate Students
TBA, Seattle campus